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111: The Collector's Editions - A reissue of two earlier '111' cube sets of 55 & 56 CDs issued to mark the company's 111 Anniversary - The cream of the Deutsche Grammophon catalog [111 CDs]
111: The Collector's Editions - A reissue of two earlier '111' cube sets of 55 & 56 CDs issued to mark the company's 111 Anniversary - The cream of the Deutsche Grammophon catalog [111 CDs]

111 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2015-12-11

Works: Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1; Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77; Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double"; Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98; Conc...
Performers: Alfano, Gianluca; Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Aronson, David; Barbara, Joan La; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Batjer, Margaret; Battle, Kathleen [Soprano Vocals]; Becker, Bob [Percussion]; Berg...
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio; Barenboim, Daniel; Bernstein, Leonard; Böhm, Karl; Boulez, Pierre; Marcon, Andrea; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Dudamel, Gustavo; Fricsay, Ferenc; Furtwängler, Wilhelm; Gardiner, ...
Ensemble: ; Andalucian Dogs; Gabrieli Consort & Players; His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts; Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble; Musica Antiqua Köln

Deutsche Grammophon is the world's largest and most successful classical music label with a history stretching back to the dawn of recorded sound in 1898....continue...
Recording information: Abbey Road Recording Studios, London, England (01/1955); Akademie der Wissenschaften (01/1955); Alkmaar, St. Laurenskerk (01/1955); Alter Herkules-Saal (01/1955); Amsterdam, Con...continue...
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Pierre Boulez: 20th Century Recordings on DG - works by Bartok, Berg, Birtwistle, Debussy, Ligeti, Messiaen et al. / Krystian Zimerman, Leif Ove Andsnes, Hélène Grimaud [Limited Edition, 44 CDs]
Pierre Boulez: 20th Century Recordings on DG - works by Bartok, Berg, Birtwistle, Debussy, Ligeti, Messiaen et al. / Krystian Zimerman, Leif Ove Andsnes, Hélène Grimaud [Limited Edition, 44 CDs]

44 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2015-02-10

Works: Béla Bartók: Pieces (4) for Orchestra, Op. 12/Sz 51; Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116; Dance Suite for Orchestra, Sz 77; Pictures (2) (Két kép), for orchestra, Sz. 46, BB 59...
Performers: Aimard, Pierre-Laurent [Piano]; Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Andsnes, Leif Ove [Piano/Conductor]; Arrignon, Michel; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Bashmet, Yuri [Conductor/Viola]; Bauer, Vincent;...
Conductors: Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: ; Berlin Philharmonic; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Ensemble de Violoncelles de l'Orchestre de Paris; Ensemble InterContemporain; Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt); London Symphony Orchestra; Members of the...

On March 26, 2015 Pierre Boulez reaches his 90th year. This great master of music - composer, conductor and writer - has been an exclusive...continue...
Recording information: Abbey Road Studios (01/2001-02/2001); Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (01/2001-02/2001); Groáer Saal, Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Germany (01/2001-02/2001); Gro&aacut...continue...
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Kálmán: Das Hollandweibchen
Kálmán: Das Hollandweibchen

2 CD / Gala / 2014-01-10

Works: Emmerich Kálmán: Die Hollandweibchen; Gräfin Mariza (Countess Maritza), operetta; Ronny, operetta; Das Veilchen von Montmartre; Die Herzogin von Chicago; Die Bajadere, operetta; Di...
Performers: Alpar, Gitta; Bergmann, Gisa; Bollman, Hans Heinz; Brosch-Shorp, Edi; Dörner, Alfred; Fritsch, Willy; Fuss, Harry; Gábor, József; Garden, Katharina; Georg, Rita; Hansen, Max; Johan...
Conductors: Schonherr, Max; Fox, Frank; Dobrindt, Otto; Weissmann, Frieder; Seidler-Winkler, Bruno; Kálmán, Emmerich
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R. Strauss: Daphne
R. Strauss: Daphne

2 CD / Gala / 2014-01-10

Works: Richard Strauss: Daphne, Op 82; Lieder (5), Op. 32; Songs (4) for Voice and Orchestra, Op. 33; Winterliebe ("Der Sonne entgeten in Liebesgluten"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 48/5; Lie...
Performers: Anders, Peter; Bischof, Lisa; Cunitz, Maud; Fehenberger, Lorenz; Fiedler, Hans Herbert; Fischer, Res; Giesen, Hubert; Greindl, Josef; Luhr, Ernst Max; Maas, Kathe; Marschner, Kurt; Neidlinger, Gustav...
Conductors: Gruber, Arthur; Furtwängler, Wilhelm; Lutze, Walter; Rother, Artur

American Record Guide, January/February 2015
The excerpts from Eugene Onegin contain only the scenes where Lenski sings: the Act I quartet and short aria, the ensemble...continue...
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Franz Lehár: Der Göttergatte / Andergast, Herze, Dermota, Borsos, Liewehr. Max Schonherr
Franz Lehár: Der Göttergatte / Andergast, Herze, Dermota, Borsos, Liewehr. Max Schonherr

2 CD / CPO / 2013-02-26

Works: Franz Lehár: Der Göttergatte, operetta in 3 acts (revised as "Die ideale Gattin")
Performers: Andergast, Liesl [Vocals]; Borsos, Franz [Vocals]; Dermota, Anton [Tenor Vocals]; Herze, Henny [Vocals]; Holzschuh, Lizzi [Vocals]; Liewehr, Fred
Conductors: Schonherr, Max
Ensemble: Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra

This historical recording from 1945 (a few weeks prior to the end of World War II!) is a gem and could not be topped by...continue...
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Donizetti: La Fille du Regiment / Gruberova, van der Walt, Laghezza, Fourcade
Donizetti: La Fille du Regiment / Gruberova, van der Walt, Laghezza, Fourcade

2 CD / Nightingale Classics / 2012-04-24

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: La fille du régiment (The daughter of the regiment), opera
Performers: Bunz, Hans Werner; Castel, François; Fourcade, Philippe; Gruberova, Edita; Hansen, Paul [Tenor]; Laghezza, Rosa; Raschèr, Andrea; Steinhaus, Heidi; Van der Walt, Deon
Conductors: Panni, Marcello
Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Chorus; Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra

"For coloratura fans: Edita Gruberova... offers bravura vocal artistry mixed with sentimental lyricism and a large helping of humor. She brings out everyone's best in...continue...
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Pierre Boulez Conducts Bartók
Pierre Boulez Conducts Bartók

8 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2012-04-10

Works: Béla Bartók: Pieces (4) for Orchestra, Op. 12/Sz 51; Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116; Dance Suite for Orchestra, Sz 77; Pictures (2) (Két kép), for orchestra, Sz. 46, BB 59...
Performers: Aimard, Pierre-Laurent [Piano]; Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Andsnes, Leif Ove [Piano/Conductor]; Bashmet, Yuri [Conductor/Viola]; Grimaud, Helene; Kremer, Gidon; Norman, Jessye [Soprano vocals]; Percy,...
Conductors: Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: ; Berlin Philharmonic; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra

Over the past 18 years Pierre Boulez has made a series of critically acclaimed recordings for Deutsche Grammophon of Bartok's major orchestral works, the complete...continue...
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Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos / Sinopoli, Voigt, Heppner, et al
Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos / Sinopoli, Voigt, Heppner, et al

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2012-03-29

Works: Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60
Performers: Commichau, Jurgen; Dessay, Natalie; Dohmen, Albert; Genz, Christoph; Genz, Stephan; Henneberg, Matthias; Heppner, Ben [Tenor Vocals]; Hossfeld, Christiane; Kirchner, Eva; Luttinen, Sami; Michael Howa...
Conductors: Sinopoli, Giuseppe
Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle

"Probably no tenor will ever manage to make Bacchus sound graceful, but Heppner comes as close as anyone ever has. He has one of two...continue...
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Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / McNair, Asaw, Lloyd, Davis
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / McNair, Asaw, Lloyd, Davis

2 CD / Decca / 2012-03-13

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64
Performers: Conway, Claudia; Ferguson, Carl; Long, Matthew [Tenor Vocal]; Newman, David; Rey, Sara
Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

"Everything is heard with great clarity, the sensuousness of Britten's ravishing score, with all its mysterious harmonies and sonorities, is fully realized, action and reaction...continue...
Recording information: Barbican Centre, London (12/1995)....continue...
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Bizet: Carmen
Bizet: Carmen

3 CD / Musical Concepts / 2011-03-08

Works: Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera
Performers: Benoit, Jean-Christophe; Blanc, Ernest; Blane, Ernest [Vocals]; Croisier, Marcelle; de los Angeles, Victoria; Depraz, Xavier; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Hamel, Michel; Linval, Monique; Micheau, J...
Conductors: Beecham, Thomas

A illustrious recording of Bizet's masterpiece, performed with passion and authority by the beloved diva Victoria de los Angeles, celebrated tenor Nicolai Gedda, and the...continue...
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Lehar: The Merry Widow / Kunzel/SF Opera, Kenny, Kirchschlager [Blu-Ray]
Lehar: The Merry Widow / Kunzel/SF Opera, Kenny, Kirchschlager [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2010-03-30

Works: Franz Lehár: The Merry Widow
Performers: Amaral, Bob; Boyd, Jonathan; Breckenridge, Marnie; Chester, Elijah; Hartmann, Carlo; Kenny, Yvonne; Kirchschlager, Angelika; McGrath, Colleen; Saetre, William; Skovhus, Bo; Strummer, Peter; Sullivan,...
Conductors: Kunzel, Erich
Ensemble: San Francisco Ballet; San Francisco Opera Chorus; San Francisco Opera Orchestra

Lotfi Mansouri's spectacular last production as General Director of San Francisco Opera with Yvonne Kenny making her debut in the title role, new dialogue specially...continue...
Run Time: 189 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, DTS HD Master Audio 4.0
Subtitles: French, German, Spanish...continue...
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Arrieta, Bretón, Vives: Zarzuela
Arrieta, Bretón, Vives: Zarzuela

2 CD / Naïve / 2010-01-26

Works: Emilio Arrieta: Marina; Tomás Bretón: La Verbena de la Paloma, zarzuela; Amadeo Vives: Bohemios; Doña Francisquita
Performers: Alvarez, Carlos [Baritone Vocals]; Baquerizo, Enrique; Bayo, Maria; Echeverria, Alfonso; Hernandez, Encarna Santana; Herrera, Mercedes Aleman; Jerico, Santiago S.; Kraus, Alfredo [Tenor Vocals]; Lima...
Conductors: Pérez, Victor Pablo; Ros Marbà, Antoni
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NAI 5213
Reimann: Lear / Albrecht, Fischer-Dieskau, Dernesch, et al
Reimann: Lear / Albrecht, Fischer-Dieskau, Dernesch, et al

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2009-12-17

Works: Aribert Reimann: Lear, opera in 2 acts
Performers: Auer, Gerhard; Boysen, Rolf; Dernesch, Helga [Soprano]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Goritzky, Markus; Gotz, Werner; Helm, Karl; Holm, Richard; Knutson, David; Lorand, Colette; Nocker,...
Conductors: Albrecht, Gerd
Ensemble: Bavarian State Orchestra

Taped in October 1978 in the course of four live performances and successfuly released on three LPs in 1979, this recording has been absent from...continue...
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Weill: Kleine Dreigroschenmusik;  Toch: Egon und Emilie;  Schulhoff: HMS Royal Oak / Werner Herbers, Ebony Band, Cappella Amsterdam
Weill: Kleine Dreigroschenmusik; Toch: Egon und Emilie; Schulhoff: HMS Royal Oak / Werner Herbers, Ebony Band, Cappella Amsterdam

1 Super Audio CD / Channel Classics / 2009-09-08

Works: Kurt Weill: Kleine Dreigroschenmusik; Ernst Toch: Egon und Emilie, Op. 46; Erwin Schulhoff: H.M.S. Royal Oak
Performers: Loonen, Bernard; Olsson, Åsa; Reuss, Daniel; Vink, Elena
Conductors: Herbers, Werner

Kurt Weill's orchestral suite for wind orchestra debuted shortly after the premiere of his 'Threepenny Opera'. Toch's 'Egon und Emilie' is a satire on opera...continue...
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Heritage Masters - R. Strauss: Arabella / Solti, della Casa, London, et al
Heritage Masters - R. Strauss: Arabella / Solti, della Casa, London, et al

2 CD / Decca Import / 2009-07-06

Works: Richard Strauss: Arabella, Op. 79
Performers: Casa, Lisa della; Coertse, Mimi; Dermota, Anton [Tenor Vocals]; Edelmann, Otto; Gueden, Hilde [Soprano Vocal]; Hellwig, Judith; Kmentt, Waldemar; Kolowratnik, Karl; Lenninger, Wilhelm; London, George...
Conductors: Solti, Georg
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R. Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos / Böhm, Della Cassa, Guden
R. Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos / Böhm, Della Cassa, Guden

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2009-06-18

Works: Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60
Performers: Berry, Walter; Bierbach, Franz; Casa, Lisa della; Czerwenka, Oskar; Dickie, Murray; Gueden, Hilde [Soprano Vocal]; Jaresch, August; Klein, Peter; Neugebauer, Alfred; Otto, Lisa [Soprano Vocal]; Poell...
Conductors: Böhm, Karl
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier / Erich Kleiber
Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier / Erich Kleiber

3 CD / Decca Import / 2009-06-11

Works: Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59
Performers: Berry, Walter; Bierbach, Franz; Buchbauer, Alois; Daucha, Wolf; Dermota, Anton [Tenor Vocals]; Elfriede Hofstetter; Ferdinand Settmacher; Fritz Erbner; Gueden, Hilde [Soprano Vocal]; Hellwig, Judith;...
Conductors: Kleiber, Erich
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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The Very Best of Glyndebourne on Record - Mozart, Britten, Verdi, Stravinsky, Monteverdi, Rossini, Lehár, etc
The Very Best of Glyndebourne on Record - Mozart, Britten, Verdi, Stravinsky, Monteverdi, Rossini, Lehár, etc

5 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-04-21

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; Così fan tutte, K 588; Don Giovanni; Idomeneo, rè di Creta, opera, K. 366; Die Entführung aus dem...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Alan, Hervey; Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Allen, Thomas; Allin, Norman; Alva, Luigi [Tenor Vocals]; Baccaloni, Salvatore; Barabas, Sari; Blackwell, Harolyn [Soprano Vocals]; Borriel...
Conductors: Busch, Fritz; Mudie, Michael; Goodall, Reginald; Beecham, Thomas; Vittorio, Gui; Pritchard, John; Haitink, Bernard; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Welser-Möst, Franz; Dove, Jonathan; Davis, Andrew
Ensemble: ; English Opera Group Orchestra; Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Members; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orches...

The Glyndebourne Festival is a massive yearly event in both the British and international opera worlds, with stars from around the globe gathering to listen...continue...
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EMI 642182B
Canat De Chizy: Tombeau de Gilles de Rais / Hayrabedian
Canat De Chizy: Tombeau de Gilles de Rais / Hayrabedian

1 CD / HBDirect Import / 2009-04-07

Works: Edith Canat de Chizy: Tombeau de Gilles de Rais
Performers: Angarita, Camillo; Atkine, Féodor; Balter, Patrice; Boissery, Jean; Peintre, Lionel; Peyre, Brigitte; Quercia, Mireille; Taylor, Richard [Bass Voice]
Conductors: Hayrabedian, Roland
Ensemble: Lorraine Philharmonic Orchestra; Maitrise de Paris; Musicatreize Vocal Ensemble
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HBIM 919341
The Music Survives! Degenerate Music: Music Suppressed by the Third Reich
The Music Survives! Degenerate Music: Music Suppressed by the Third Reich

5 CD / Decca Import / 2008-12-10

Works: Walter Braunfels: Die Vögel, opera in 2 acts, Op. 30; Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Between Two Worlds, film score; Das Wunder der Heliane, opera, Op. 20; Viktor Ullmann: Der Kaiser von Atlantis, ode...
Performers: Alexander, Roberta [Soprano Vocal]; Berlin Radio Chorus; Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra; Connell, Elizabeth; Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Ernst Senff Chorus, Berlin; Goldschmidt, Berthold; ...
Conductors: Zagrosek, Lothar; Mauceri, John; Goldschmidt, Berthold;
Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra; Hawthorne String Quartet; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

This selection comes with a bonus 40-minute VHS cassette about the aims and beginnings of the Entartete Musik series.

Personnel: Chantal Juillet (violin).

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Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition
Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition

37 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-11-24

Works: Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes"); The Young person's guide to the orchestra; Canadian Carnival, for orchestra, Op...
Performers: Adey, John; Allen, Benjamin; Allen, Thomas; Alley, John [Piano]; Allison, Richard; Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ]; Andsnes, Leif Ove [Piano/Conductor]; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Bailey, Norm...
Conductors: Pesek, Libor; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Paavo, Järvi; Berglund, Paavo; Brown, Iona; Yuasa, Takuo; Hickox, Richard; Marriner, Sir Neville; Harding, Daniel; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Bedford, Steuart; Knu...
Ensemble: ; Endymion Ensemble
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Offenbach: Contes d'Hoffmann / Bonynge, Sutherland, Domingo
Offenbach: Contes d'Hoffmann / Bonynge, Sutherland, Domingo

2 CD / Decca Import / 2008-10-09

Works: Jacques Offenbach: Gaîté Parisienne
Performers: Bacquier, Gabriel; Charon, Jacques; Cuenod, Hugues; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Guigue, Paul; Jacques, R.; Lilowa, Margarita; Neury, Andre; Plishka, Paul [Bass Vocals]; Proenza, Pedro di; Suther...
Conductors: Bonynge, Richard
Ensemble: Suisse Romande Orchestra
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Wolf-Ferrari: La vedova scaltra / Martin, Sollied, Muraro, D'Aguanno, Milhofer, Zanellato, Rossi, et al
Wolf-Ferrari: La vedova scaltra / Martin, Sollied, Muraro, D'Aguanno, Milhofer, Zanellato, Rossi, et al

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-09-30

Works: Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari: La vedova scaltra, opera in 3 acts
Performers: Casagrande, Antonio; D'Aguanno, Emanuele; Esposito, Alex; Favaron, Luca; Milhofer, Mark; Muraro, Maurizio; Rossi, Elena; Sollied, Anne-Lise; Zancope, Claudio; Zanellato, Riccardo
Conductors: Martin, Karl

Wolf-Ferrari's comic opera 'La vedova scaltra' (The Cunning Widow), is among the works he based on plays by Goldoni. It matches closely the conventions of...continue...
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Ashley: Now Eleanor's Idea
Ashley: Now Eleanor's Idea

2 CD / Lovely Music / 2008-04-01

Works: Robert Ashley: Now Eleanor's Idea, opera
Performers: Abeyta, Chris; Ashley, Robert; Ashley, Sam; Avila, Elena; Barbara, Joan La; Brent, Nodiah; Buckner, Thomas [Baritone Vocal]; Cordero, Marghreta; Gonzales, Anthony; Hamilton, Thomas; Hamre, Aaron; Hum...
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Ensemble: Chorus; The Orchestra

Here is something so different the composer is the best to describe it: "The lowriders of Northern New Mexico are a large group of artists...continue...
Personnel: Robert Ashley (vocals); Sam Ashley (vocals, programming); Lori Jenaire, Consuelo Luz, Elena Avila, Aaron Hamre, Alejandro López, Deborah Rothrock, Chris Abeyta, Holly Wood, Anthony Gon...continue...
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Laporte: Transit, Nachtmusik, Jubilus, etc / Lootens, et al
Laporte: Transit, Nachtmusik, Jubilus, etc / Lootens, et al

4 CD / Fuga Libera / 2007-11-13

Works: André Laporte: Jubilus, for orchestra; Night Music, for orchestra; Transit, for orchestra; Fantasia Rondino, con tema reale, for violin & orchestra; De Ekster Op De Gaig, for orchestra; Concerto...
Performers: Brans, Werner; Brocheler, John; Bufkens, Roland; Bushkov, Evgueni; Crasnaru, George-Emil; Daele, Marc Van; Desderi, Claudio; Deyck, Lucienne Van; Duesing, Dale; George, Donald; Goossens, Ivan; Homber...
Conductors: Laporte, André; Rahbari, Alexander; Wakasugi, Hiroshi; Kessels, Koen; Taverna, Giampiero; Nees, Vic
Ensemble: ; Soloists of the BRT Symphony Orchestra (Soloists)

Contains several unpublished works! This is a well deserved homage, in the form of a broad panorama, to one of the most influential Belgian composers,...continue...
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FLA 523
Offenbach Anthologie, Vol. 1
Offenbach Anthologie, Vol. 1

1 CD / HBDirect Import / 2007-07-10

Works: Jacques Offenbach: Gaîté Parisienne; Le violoneux, operetta in 1 act; Le mariage aux lanternes, operetta in 1 act (revision of "Le trésor à Mathurin"); La chanson de Fortunio, ope...
Performers: Berthon, Mireille; Bertin, Pierre; Björling, Jussi [Tenor Vocal]; Boyer, Alexis; Chenal, Marthe; Czac, Madame; Dambrine, Alfred; Foix, Georges; Luart, Emma; Martell, Alix; Nicod, Mlle; Pujol, Vi...
Conductors: Krueger, Karl; Dauber, Dol; Frigara, Maurice; Klemperer, Otto; Cloez, Gustave; Ruhlmann, Francois
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The Originals - R. Strauss: Arabella / Solti, et al
The Originals - R. Strauss: Arabella / Solti, et al

2 CD / Decca / 2006-10-10

Works: Richard Strauss: Arabella, Op. 79
Performers: Casa, Lisa della; Coertse, Mimi; Dermota, Anton [Tenor Vocals]; Edelmann, Otto; Gueden, Hilde [Soprano Vocal]; Hellwig, Judith; Kmentt, Waldemar; Kolowratnik, Karl; Lenninger, Wilhelm; London, George...
Conductors: Solti, Georg

"On the Decca set, Della Casa soars above the stave with the creamiest, most beautiful sounds and constantly charms one with her swiftly alternating moods...continue...
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Langgaard: Antikrist / Dausgaard, Byriel, et al
Langgaard: Antikrist / Dausgaard, Byriel, et al

2 Super Audio CD / Dacapo / 2006-08-29

Works: Rued Langgaard: Antikrist, opera
Performers: Byriel, Sten; Dahl, Anne Margrethe; Elming, Poul; Gjerris, Helene; Hal, Johnny van; Ketilsson, Jon; Lundgren, John; Nylund, Camilla; Resmark, Susanne; Suurballe, Morten
Conductors: Dausgaard, Thomas
Ensemble: Danish National Orchestra

A magnificent doomsday vision and full length nightmare - No pains are spared as the composer's revelation unfolds with its intriguing allegorical characters and its...continue...
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DACO 6220523
Enescu: Oedipe / Hobson, Sinfonia da Camera
Enescu: Oedipe / Hobson, Sinfonia da Camera

2 CD / Albany Records / 2006-08-01

Works: George Enescu: Oedipe, opera, Op. 23
Performers: Anders, Mason; Anderson, Darren T.; Bahr, Dan; Bullock, David; Chandler, Katharine; Chigas, Stephanie; Claxon, Erin; Cooper, Chloe; Daly, Mark; Dankowicz, Harry; DiFulvio, Alex; Fassnacht, Therese; F...
Conductors: Hobson, Ian [Piano]
Ensemble: University of Illinois Chamber Singers
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ALB 861
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte / Abbado, Pape, et al
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte / Abbado, Pape, et al

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2006-06-13

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
Performers: Azesberger, Kurt; Bauer, Andreas; Beyer, Tobias; Borris, Sascha; Formaggia, Danilo; Jost, Frederic; Kleiter, Julia; Lischke, Alexander; Mallmann, Niklas; Miklosa, Erika; Muller-Brachmann, Hanno; Pape...
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio
Ensemble: Arnold Schoenberg Choir

"Claudio Abbado's 'Magic Flute' sounds like a breath of fresh air...Since his own near-death experience during a grave illness, every piece he conducts has taken...continue...
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Igor Stravinsky Conducts His Own Works - Apollo, etc
Igor Stravinsky Conducts His Own Works - Apollo, etc

3 CD / Music & Arts / 2006-05-01

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Apollon musagète, ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra; Oedipus rex; Chorale for Piano; Capriccio, for piano & orchestra; Jeu de cartes; Symphony in Three Movements
Performers: Bergmann, Maria; Hessenland, Werner; Krebs, Helmut; Modl, Martha; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Rehfuss, Heinz; Rohr, Otto van
Conductors: Stravinsky, Igor
Ensemble: Cologne West German Radio Orchestra; Northwest German Radio Chorus; Southwest German Radio Wind Quintet, Baden-Baden

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M&A 1184
Ferneyhough: Shadowtime / Hempel, Scheidegger, et al
Ferneyhough: Shadowtime / Hempel, Scheidegger, et al

2 CD / NMC Recordings / 2006-04-06

Works: Brian Ferneyhough: Shadowtime
Performers: Hodges, Nicolas; Scheidegger, Mats
Conductors: Hempel, Jurjen
Ensemble: New Vocal Soloists Stuttgart; Nieuw Ensemble

'Shadowtime' is an opera told in seven scenes across 2 CDs and a little over 2 hours of complex and fascinating music. Described as a...continue...
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NMC 123
Weber: Der Freischütz / Kleiber, Grümmer, Streich, Hopf
Weber: Der Freischütz / Kleiber, Grümmer, Streich, Hopf

2 CD / Urania (Italy) / 2006-01-24

Works: Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz, J 277
Performers: Bohme, Kurt; Grummer, Elisabeth; Hopf, Hans; Horn, Heiner; Kaltwasser, Brigitte; Marschner, Kurt; Munch, Richard; Poell, Alfred; Proebstl, Max; Schulz, Lucy; Siemeling, Marlies; Streich, Rita; Weisse...
Conductors: Kleiber, Erich
Ensemble: Cologne West German Radio Chorus; Cologne West German Radio Orchestra
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URA 284
Olga Neuwirth: Lost Highway [Hybrid SACD]
Olga Neuwirth: Lost Highway [Hybrid SACD]

2 Super Audio CD / Kairos Music Production / 2006-01-01

Works: Olga Neuwirth: Lost Highway, opera
Performers: Crowly, Vincent; Hauman, Constance; Hautzinger, Franz; Holdrich, Robert; Melnick, Jodi; Millwood, Grayson; Moss, David [Percussion]; Musil, Thomas; Niehaus, Gerhard; Nigl, Georg; Noisternig, Markus; ...
Conductors: Kalitzke, Johannes
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KAIR 0012542
Wiener Opernfest 1955 Highlights
Wiener Opernfest 1955 Highlights

3 CD / Orfeo / 2005-10-06

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni; Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera; Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Alban Berg: Wozzeck, opera, Op. 7; Rich...
Performers: Anday, Rosette; Böhme, Kurt [Bass Vocal]; Bastezky, Gertraud; Beirer, Hans; Berry, Walter; Boesch, Ruthilde; Buchbauer, Alois; Casa, Lisa della; Dermota, Anton [Tenor Vocals]; Dickie, Murray; Fe...
Conductors: Böhm, Karl; Kubelik, Rafael; Reiner, Fritz; Knappertsbusch, Hans
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ORF 666053
Soldier Stories - Soldier / Vonnegut, Schaap, et al
Soldier Stories - Soldier / Vonnegut, Schaap, et al

1 CD / Mulatta Records / 2005-08-09

Works: Dave Soldier: A Soldier's Story; The Apotheosis of John Brown
Performers: Baker, Jim [Percussion]; Davoy, Napua; Edwards, Kenneth; Emerson, Dina; Fader, Oren; Feldman, Mark; Fieldes, Mat; Friedlander, Erik; Hassler, Jay; High, Gilbert; Hougham, Brad; Kim, Soye; Kortes, Mar...
Conductors: Clark, Richard Auldon
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MLTA 10
James Levine - Documents of the Munich Years
James Levine - Documents of the Munich Years

12 CD / Oehms / 2005-06-24

Works: Arnold Schoenberg: Gurrelieder; Elliott Carter: Variations for Orchestra; Charles Wuorinen: Grand Bamboula; Roger Sessions: Concerto for Piano; Robert Di Domenica: Symphony; Gustav Mahler: Symphony n...
Performers: Dilcheva, Kremena; Haefliger, Ernst; Heppner, Ben; Kisfaludy, Eörs; Meier, Waltraud; Morris, James; Polenzani, Matthew; Schulte, Eike Wilm; Spangenberg, Martin; Svendén, Birgitta; Taub, R...
Conductors: Levine, James
Ensemble: Bamberg Symphony Chorus; Munich Philharmonic Choir; Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
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OEH 509
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Seraglio / Suitner, et al
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Seraglio / Suitner, et al

2 CD / Berlin Classics / 2005-06-16

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384
Performers: Apreck, Rolf; Forster, Jurgen; Kiessler, Hans; Mill, Arnold van; Ronisch, Rosemarie; Vulpius, Jutta
Conductors: Suitner, Otmar
Ensemble: Dresden State Opera Chorus
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BER 32932
Eterna - Strauss: Salome / Otmar Suitner, et al
Eterna - Strauss: Salome / Otmar Suitner, et al

2 CD / Berlin Classics / 2005-06-16

Works: Richard Strauss: Salome, Op. 54
Performers: Adam, Theo; Apelt, Friederike; Ericsdotter, Siw; Eyle, Helmut; Goldmann, Helmut; Gutstein, Ernst; Hoppe, Heinz [Tenor Vocal]; Kemter, Johannes; Leib, Günther; Ludeke, Rainer; Melchert, Helmut; N...
Conductors: Suitner, Otmar
Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle

The name Christel Goltz is forever associated with the role of Salome as all opera lovers know who were privileged to have seen her on...continue...
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BER 32942
Dokumente Einer Sängerkarriere - Karl Friedrich
Dokumente Einer Sängerkarriere - Karl Friedrich

1 CD / Preiser / 2005-06-01

Works: Richard Wagner: Lohengrin; Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore; La forza del destino; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Johann Strauss II: Eine Nacht in Venedig; Tausend und eine Nacht Op. 346; Franz Lehár...
Performers: Fiedler, Hans Herbert; Friedrich, Karl; Gueden, Hilde [Soprano Vocal]; Hellwig, Judith
Conductors: Schmidt-Isserstedt, Hans; Schuchter, Wilhelm; Loibner, Wilhelm
Ensemble: ; Northwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra; Vienna State Opera Orchestra
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PSR 93441
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Gardiner, Minetti
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Gardiner, Minetti

2 CD / Decca Import / 2005-05-04

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384
Performers: Clarkson, Julian; Hauptmann, Cornelius [Bass Vocal]; Kazimierczuk, Angela; Minetti, Hans-Peter; Olsen, Stanford; Orgonasova, Luba; Peper, Uwe; Sieden, Cyndia; Tindall, Paul
Conductors: Gardiner, John E.
Ensemble: Monteverdi Choir

"The overture immediately establishes the extra zest of the performance... with Orgonasova in particularly oustanding form". -Penguin Guide...continue...
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Maderna: Serenata per un Satellite / Contempoartsensemble
Maderna: Serenata per un Satellite / Contempoartsensemble

1 CD / Arts / 2005-04-01

Works: Bruno Maderna: Serenata per un satellite; Don Perlimplin, opera for radio
Performers: Bergamasco, Sonia; Fabbriciani, Roberto
Conductors: Ceccanti, Mauro
Ensemble: Contempoartensemble; Suocera
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ARZ 47692
Bizet: Carmen / Abbado, Berganza, Domingo, Cotrubas, et al
Bizet: Carmen / Abbado, Berganza, Domingo, Cotrubas, et al

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2005-03-08

Works: Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera
Performers: Amner, Richard; Berganza, Teresa [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Cotrubas, Ileana; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Fyson, Leslie; Harling, Stuart; Kenny, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Laine, Jean; Lloyd, Robert [...
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

"Superbly disciplined, Abbado's performance nails its colours to the mast at the very start in a breathtakingly fast account of the opening prelude. Through the...continue...
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DGG B000402902
Korngold: Die tote Stadt
Korngold: Die tote Stadt

2 CD / Orfeo / 2004-12-07

Works: Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
Performers: Denoke, Angela; Denschlag, Daniela; Gaudernak, Lukas; Grigorian, Stella; Ivan, Simina; Kerl, Torsten; Lorenz, Eberhard; Roider, Michael; Skovhus, Bo [Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Runnicles, Donald
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ORF 634042
Offenbach: La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein / Leibowitz
Offenbach: La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein / Leibowitz

2 CD / Preiser / 2004-10-26

Works: Jacques Offenbach: La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein
Performers: Bonton, Gabriel; Croisier, Marcelle; Dran, Andre; Lacour, George; Mollien, Jean; Prevet, Gisele; Riley, John; Zareska, Eugenia
Conductors: Leibowitz, René
Ensemble: Paris Lyric Chorus
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PSR 90591
Piazzolla: María de Buenos Aires / Barone, Trelles, et al
Piazzolla: María de Buenos Aires / Barone, Trelles, et al

2 CD / Milan / 2004-10-12

Works: Astor Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires
Performers: Barone, Patricia; Mainetti, Pablo; Trelles, José Angel; Vitali, Juan
Conductors: Vat, Julián
Ensemble: Astor Piazzolla Foundation Quintet
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MILN 36094
Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos
Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos

2 CD / Orfeo / 2004-06-17

Works: Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60
Performers: Berry, Walter; Dickie, Murray; Duesing, Dale; Equiluz, Kurt [Tenor Vocal]; Gruberova, Edita; Hiestermann, Horst; King, James [Vocals]; Matic, Peter; Miljakovic, Olivera; Riener, Robert; Schmidt, Trud...
Conductors: Sawallisch, Wolfgang
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ORF 625042
Lehár: The Merry Widow
Lehár: The Merry Widow

1 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2004-03-02

Works: Franz Lehár: The Merry Widow
Performers: Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Kraus, Otakar; Kunz, Erich; Kurty, Hella; Loose, Emmy; Mattoni, Andre von; Niessner, Anton; Schmidinger, Josef; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth [Soprano vocals]
Conductors: Ackermann, Otto
Ensemble: Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra

"The stellar vocal soloists are, then and now, names to conjure with even the smaller roles are well and knowledgeably cast Schwarzkopf shows her seductive...continue...
The mono recording of this work with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf in the lead role, in the full bloom of her youth, is a special treat, a brilliant, fully realized version of the work that, even more helpful...continue...
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Classical Heartbreakers
Classical Heartbreakers

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2004-01-13

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23; Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act; Sergey Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini; Co...
Performers: Abel, David [Violin]; Alexeev, Dmitri; Barbirolli, John, Sir [Conductor]; Barrueco, Manuel [Guitar]; Bergonzi, Carlo [Tenor Vocals]; Boult, Adrian [Conductor]; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; C...
Conductors: Previn, Andre; Muti, Riccardo; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Mackerras, Charles; Tennstedt, Klaus; Sutherland, Iain; Barbirolli, John; Serafin, Tullio; Susskind, Walter; Prêtre, Georges; Ormandy, Eugene; ...
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Bath Festival Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; King's College Choir, Cambridge; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London ...

Personnel: Montserrat Caballé , Maria Callas , Lucia Popp , Elisabeth Schwarzkopf , Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano); Anne Sofie von Otter, Jeannine Collard (mezzo soprano); Carlo Bergonzi (tenor); Ste...continue...
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WRNC 853452
Rota: I Due Timidi; La Notte di un Nevrastenico
Rota: I Due Timidi; La Notte di un Nevrastenico

2 CD / Bongiovanni / 2004-01-01

Works: Nino Rota: I Due Timidi; La notte di un nevrastenico, comic opera
Performers: Battagion, Lorenzo; Caly, Roberta; Drigo, Paolo; Galli, Nunzio; Hyun-Joo, Cho; Joung-Hoon, Shin; Lee, Sonia; O'Brien, Rachel; Scaranello, Giuliano; Testa, Sabrina; Zhiltsova, Lioudmila
Conductors: Scogna, Flavio Emilio
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